Wayne County, State of Georgia

Animal Control


Wayne County has a joint agreement with the City of Jesup to handle animal control issues. The Jesup Police Department oversees this operation and covers Jesup, unincorporated Wayne County and Odum and Screven as well.

The guidelines that are followed are in accordance with local ordinances (www.jesupga.gov) as well as Georgia State Law regarding dog control. See Title 4. Animals, Chapter 8. Articles 1-3.

All dogs must be on leashes everywhere or inside a fence or pen if not inside a residence. There is a fine of $92 for violation of this ordinance.

The Dangerous Dog Act is enforced locally and state-wide and it regards dogs with a propensity for violence. See the Georgia State Law link above for classifications, procedures and violations.

If you have lost or found an animal, call 427.1300 and leave a message for Animal Control. They will return your call. Please understand that they must prioritize their calls to cover emergencies, vicious dogs and disputes over less immediate calls. The Jesup Police Department Animal Control Center is a holding facility only, not a humane society. All animals are held for five days, if not claimed, they are euthanized.